Search for a Safe Cigarette

The program chronicles the tobacco industry's decades long effort to create a "safer" cigarette.

Despite major efforts to educate the public on the health hazards of cigarettes, smoking is still a growth industry. Many health advocates now agree that global prohibition is unlikely. In "Search for a Safe Cigarette," NOVA gains unprecedented access to tobacco research and manufacturing facilities and asks the question: Can science help create a safer cigarette?

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